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Ground-based follow-up of Kepler extrasolar planet candidates

Jorge Lillo Box
Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)

In this seminar I will present the results of our ground-based observations dedicated to the follow-up of the Kepler candidates. I will show the different phases of the project involving both high-spatial resolution imaging and high-resolution spectroscopy. The former observations were used in the confirmation and validation of some Kepler planets such Kepler-37b (the mercury-sized planet), WTS-2b (a planet near its tidal destruction) and Kepler-91b (a planet close to be engulfed by its host star). We are currently analyzing the second set of observations (the radial velocity) and I will present our first results.

2014 July 02, 14:00

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia